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Newly crowned Miss Flowers Sophie McMoore blowing a kiss to the crowd during her Creature Couture category during the Miss Flowers Pageant held last Saturday evening, at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei.  [photo: TG]
The Flowers Organization hosted their 13th Annual Beauty Pageant – Miss Flowers 2016 – 2017 that saw Ms. Sophie McMoore crowned, after a hotly contested pageant, which saw 7 contestants vie for the title. During the opening of the event, President Josie Afu Muasau said, “As you can see all the...
A voter puts a ballot into the ballot box at the Pago Pago village polling station on Election Day. [photo: AF]
As the sun came over the horizon, bringing a much better day than yesterday’s heavy rain, voters in the American Samoa are heading to the polls today as polling stations territory-wide are open for 12-hours starting at 6a.m. During the first hour since polls opened there have been no reports of any...
Any registered voter, who has lost or misplaced their Voter ID when polls open territory-wide for the 2016 general election today, can still cast their ballot, by making sure proof of identification is provided to election officials at the respective polling stations. A handful of local residents...
A close up look at the three sample zip-lock bags of ‘Glutten Free Breadfruit Flour’ manufactured and distributed in American Samoa by Dream Builders Inc., a company operated by Swains Island Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings. [photo: FS]
A local company has started a mill operation producing “Gluten Free Breadfruit Flour” using a retrofitted freight container dehydrator, which is the subject of an extensive assessment by a US college professor, and samples of the breadfruit flour were revealed over the weekend. The Bank of Hawaii...
Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings (right) with his wife, after he was selected by Swains islanders for a seventh consecutive two-year term in the local House of Representatives.  [photo: FS]
The first-unofficial results of the 2016 general election came out over the weekend when Swains islanders agreed, in the presence of Election Office officials, to once again return Rep. Su’a Alexander Eli Jennings, to the local House of Representatives. And Su’a told his constituents, who are all...
COURT CONCERNED WITH DELAY IN SUBSTATION SHOOTING CASE The High Court is not pleased with the delay in moving forward the government’s case against four men accused of shooting at the Leone police substation in November 2014 and has directed attorneys on both sides to prepare for jury trial next...
Agriculture Department already has in place a process for compliance certification of local farms and it includes food safety compliance, as some local farmers have questioned how the government carries out the certification process in the middle of DOA’s temporary ban in the supplying of locally...
A look at a variety of fish on sale last Saturday morning during the “fresh fish open market” in the parking lot of the Fagatogo Market Place, where the Commerce Department along with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources set up tents, tables and ice for local fishermen to sell their catches.  [photo: FS]
Although the fish market has reopened, the Commerce Department, in conjunction with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources has continued the “fresh fish open market”, where more local fishermen can sell a variety of fish species to the public on Saturdays. “The fresh fish open market gives...
The late Jacobsen L. Laumoli of Leone and Vailoa who was shot and killed in Kansas City on October 30, 2016.  [Courtesy Photo]
“All I want was to bring Jacob home, for now I want to focus on his funeral preparations, I don’t want to know the details of the investigation conducted by the police, just yet,” said heartbroken, Leiseau Vaito’alau Laumoli. Jacobsen, 27, of Leone and Vailoa was fatally shot in Independence,...
Chief Election Officer, Uiagalelei Dr. Lealaofi Uiagalelei (far right) along with three Election Office personnel, taking a break last Saturday from their work observing the Swains islanders meeting to select their Delegate to the local House of Representatives.  [photo: FS]
Election Office personnel worked over the weekend and will be working early tomorrow morning preparing for the Nov. 8 general election, in which more than 1,000 votes have been cast in early voting — through local and off island absentee ballots, according to chief election officer Uiagalelei Dr....

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